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« on: October 20, 2007 12:48:18 PM »

I live in an apartment, so I can't really machine-felt things more than one round (it just gets too expensive too quickly) and I can't control the water height or any of those things.  Could I put things in the machine for one round and then finish them off by hand?
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007 01:06:36 PM »

I don't see why not.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007 01:10:40 PM »

Of course you can.  Sometimes it takes more than one cycle to felt something properly anyway.  I've even re-felted things after they've dried.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007 02:19:37 PM »

You might also consider felting by hand anyway.  I live in an apt too and I just bought a bucket and plunger from Home Depot exclusively for felting.  Usually takes me about 15-20 minutes and once you recoup the cost of the plunger and bucket ($7 for me), its free!  Knitty had a great article about this too.
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